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    Is this a good Gaming PC

    We are after a decent gaming pc that we can buy on buy now pay next year.
    Please could you let me know if the following is suitable for playing games such as World of Warcraft, Arma 3 and Rainbow 6 siege.
    very.co.uk/hp-…prd
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    uk.pcpartpicker.com

    You're best building your own on that link. I got a pre built but that's because it was on a mega offer but quickly replaced most parts which all in all would of cost me less if I built it myself but I didn't know how or where to start. That PC you linked would play most games at medium-high but games like R6 which require the graphic cards ram then it'll not go past medium.

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    Danjw91

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.comYou're best building your own on that link. I … https://uk.pcpartpicker.comYou're best building your own on that link. I got a pre built but that's because it was on a mega offer but quickly replaced most parts which all in all would of cost me less if I built it myself but I didn't know how or where to start. That PC you linked would play most games at medium-high but games like R6 which require the graphic cards ram then it'll not go past medium.



    Thankyou for your advice, that looks a good site. Unfortunately we don't have the money up front at the moment so were looking for buy now pay later. But may be worth saving up for a while.

    Danjw91

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.comYou're best building your own on that link. I … https://uk.pcpartpicker.comYou're best building your own on that link. I got a pre built but that's because it was on a mega offer but quickly replaced most parts which all in all would of cost me less if I built it myself but I didn't know how or where to start. That PC you linked would play most games at medium-high but games like R6 which require the graphic cards ram then it'll not go past medium.



    ​I agree a pre-built would be more cost effective, but on the contrary, this PC would handle anything at 1080P pretty much maxed out and would be pretty capable for 1440P for most games too until, as above, GRAM begins to be an issue.

    There's some inconsistency between the title and description but it's a perfectly reasonable mid-range machine that'll run well anything you throw at it.

    It's rather overpriced though, at £800-850 it would be reasonable, at £1000 it's too much. An RX 480 is also generally a better choice than a GTX 1060 if the monitor is likely to be changed in the life of the PC because you can get the extra smoothness of a variable refresh rate screen for much less.

    Depends what your planning on playing on it, find the best game you want to play ie bf1 then Google the specs of the game, then compare it to what you intend to buy, just my opinion but make sure it hits the recommended settings not the basic

    In case your interested the only review I could find for that machine was...
    tra…ate.google.co.uk/tra…ate?hl=en&sl=de&u=blog.notebooksbilliger.de/tes…rch

    (Dodgy English due to it being a German translation)

    Just my 2c, if you just want a machine to last 3 or 4 years before being sold on and replaced, this machine is ok. If, however you want a machine to last, that you are going to upgrade in the future, a multigenerational machine where you can upgrade the GPU in a couple of years and maybe add some ram then when the time comes a new Mobo and CPU etc then you are better off buying a prebuild made from retail parts from somewhere like Scan or PCSpecialist etc,
    Edited by: "dozstanford" 2nd Jan

    adamspencer95

    ​I agree a pre-built would be more cost effective, but on the contrary, t … ​I agree a pre-built would be more cost effective, but on the contrary, this PC would handle anything at 1080P pretty much maxed out and would be pretty capable for 1440P for most games too until, as above, GRAM begins to be an issue.



    I very doubt it will run most games maxed out, some, but not all which I 100% guarantee. R6 and Shadow of Mordor being some of the games I've played where you can't play past medium because your cards needs bigger memory. It's not a bad price for a pre built. Pre built you're looking at spending a couple hundred more but to some that's worth it whether they don't know what they're doing or have the time to do it. It's a matter of personal preference.

    have you looked at pcspecialist no pay later but they finance options.

    Daddio

    Thankyou for your advice, that looks a good site. Unfortunately we don't … Thankyou for your advice, that looks a good site. Unfortunately we don't have the money up front at the moment so were looking for buy now pay later. But may be worth saving up for a while.



    You could get a interest free CC that's like 2 years or more and put it on that and pay it off monthly?

    Danjw91

    I very doubt it will run most games maxed out, some, but not all which I … I very doubt it will run most games maxed out, some, but not all which I 100% guarantee. R6 and Shadow of Mordor being some of the games I've played where you can't play past medium because your cards needs bigger memory. It's not a bad price for a pre built. Pre built you're looking at spending a couple hundred more but to some that's worth it whether they don't know what they're doing or have the time to do it. It's a matter of personal preference.



    GTX1060 vs RX 480

    seems plenty capable to me, all modern AAA games and never drops below ~35fps at 1080P, even does 1440P in most cases. its basically a GTX980 remember which about 18 months ago was the best of the bunch.

    adamspencer95

    ​ GTX1060 vs RX 480seems plenty capable to me, all modern AAA games and n … ​ GTX1060 vs RX 480seems plenty capable to me, all modern AAA games and never drops below ~35fps at 1080P, even does 1440P in most cases. its basically a GTX980 remember which about 18 months ago was the best of the bunch.



    AMD cards have never been a match to Nvidia. The gtx 1060 is a good card but at only 3gb it's not doing to run all games fully maxed out never mind at 2k. If you're having a gaming PC then you don't want to be getting 35fp, might as well just stay on console and save money. That's my opinion anyway.
    Edited by: "Danjw91" 2nd Jan

    Danjw91

    AMD cards have never been a match to Nvidia. The gtx 1060 is a good card … AMD cards have never been a match to Nvidia. The gtx 1060 is a good card but at only 3gb it's not doing to run all games fully maxed out never mind at 2k. If you're having a gaming PC then you don't want to be getting 35fp, might as well just stay on console and save money. That's my opinion anyway.



    ​Don't get me wrong, I wasn't mounting an offensive on you for your opinion, just clarifying the performance level of the GTX1060 as it is shown to be a very capable card, even with 'only' 3GB. Each to their own, and in a market with such variety, not everyone will pick the same.

    Back to the OP, a prebuilt truly offers the best value for your money, and other options such as 0% credit card offers the best of both worlds, ability to buy your own components at the lowest price and wont cost you extra to spread the cost. Once you get above GTX1060/RX480 levels, the price to performance (bang for your buck) declines very rapidly and the law of diminishing return kicks in.

    AMD gpus seem to age very well and with the most recent drivers the 480 outperforms the 1060 so for a more future proof machine I would go AMD. As a owner of a GTX 970 which is already suffering from having less than 4GB of fast RAM I would not recommend a 3GB card

    Is this a i5 or i7 and what processor
    its as stated only worth £800if i5 a bit more with i7
    I could never buy any thing when I didn't know the specs
    gpu, cpu, ram, psu and whats the warranty like,at this price point I would like 2-3 years warranty
    just my pennys worth.

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    databar

    Is this a i5 or i7 and what processor its as stated only worth £800if i5 … Is this a i5 or i7 and what processor its as stated only worth £800if i5 a bit more with i7I could never buy any thing when I didn't know the specsgpu, cpu, ram, psu and whats the warranty like,at this price point I would like 2-3 years warrantyjust my pennys worth.



    It's an i7. Here's the specs :-
    Get Your Game Face On With The Stunning HP Omen 870-165na Gaming PC.
    Enhance your gaming experience with a PC tailor-made to deliver stunning visuals, ultra-fast response times and crystal clear audio. It's a looker too, with a sleek, brushed-metal chassis and customisable LED lighting that strike the perfect balance of sophisticated looks and raw gamer attitude.

    The HP Omen is built around a 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a speedy 8Gb of RAM that can handle even the toughest of tasks, including fast data transfers. A 256Gb Solid State Drive gives you a super-fast boot-up time to compare with your smartphone.

    A 2Tb (2000Gb) hard drive provides storage space for up to 550,000 digital photos, 500,000 songs, 850 hours of DVD standard video or 240 hours of HD video.

    There's also a built-in SuperMulti DVD burner, lots of connectivity and DTS Studio Sound that will bring your music to life once you plug your speakers in (available separately).

    From casual games to intense multi-player scenarios, PC gaming is at its best on Windows 10. This gaming PC can evolve with you too – with tool-less access to the hardware, you can crank up your gaming power by customising the specification when the time comes.

    Most sites like ebuyer etc offer finance now with buy now pay later, or alternatively get yourself a 0% credit card buy your bits on that & slowly pay it off. You'll have much more flexibility that way.

    Daddio

    Thankyou for your advice, that looks a good site. Unfortunately we don't … Thankyou for your advice, that looks a good site. Unfortunately we don't have the money up front at the moment so were looking for buy now pay later. But may be worth saving up for a while.


    If you have that amount on you very account, maybe you should have a look at pc world/currys as they donsome sort of finance. So could probally get a bettet spec for maybe lower than what your prepared to pay.

    Original Poster

    Thankyou all for your advice. Just one extra question though as I value your expertise, which gaming pc on the very site for less than £1000 would you say is the best. Possibly going for the one I asked about originally but just wanted to make sure before I finally choose.

    Have a look on Scan and Overclockers they do finance and you can but the individual parts or prebuilt. I think Overclockers also do a "buy now pay 12 months later" interest free.
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